Film and Television Reviews

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Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series Blu-ray Review   Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/27/2011 6:37 PM EST
Heightened expectations and high risk were the rule of the previous series, series 5, of Doctor Who. The beginning of the reign of showrunner Steven Moffat (Coupling, Sherlock) promised great change, though for good or for bad, we did not know.You might then expect something similarly revolutionary for series 6. Once you've had a taste of just how ... Read More

G-Force Blu-ray Review
G-Force 3D Blu-ray Review   G-Force Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/14/2011 10:33 PM EST
On November 8, Walt Disney Home Entertainment is releasing another one of their 3D films, this time, G-Force, which was released originally in 3D. G-Force is the story of a team of very special guinea pigs, who, with the aid of technology, can talk.  These guinea pigs have been trained by an FBI Agent to do missions that human agents can't... Read More

Meet The Robinsons Blu-ray Review
Meet The Robinsons 3D Blu-ray Review   Meet The Robinsons Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/11/2011 4:16 PM EST
On November 9, Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases one of Walt Disney Animations made for 3D features, Meet the Robinsons. Rather than being a Pixar release, this movie was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios from an original story.   The movie can be summed up with a quote from Walt Disney himself, which appears at the end of the movie,... Read More

Chicken Little Blu-ray Review
Chicken Little 3D Blu-ray Review   Chicken Little Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/11/2011 2:22 PM EST
Another in a series of re-releases but this time in Disney Blu-ray 3D comes Chicken Little.  Chicken Little has the distinction of being the first full length fully computer generated animated film made completely by Walt Disney Animation Studios and being the first film marketed under the Disney Digital 3D brand.  The movie begins with a... Read More

Bolt Blu-ray Review
Bolt 3D Blu-ray Review   Bolt Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/10/2011 8:37 AM EST
Bolt is one of those movies that come along where everything aligns at the right time.  A usually underrated film, this movie has a soul that will pull at your heartstrings at the end.  Bolt is the story of a movie dog that is the star of a popular TV show named after him.  Bolt has a uniqueness to him in that all he has known is his... Read More

Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review   Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/08/2011 8:54 AM EST
There's a great movie to be made about the history of the circus. Water for Elephants strives to be that film, but misses the mark. There is also an intriguing drama to be fashioned out of the rituals and customs of those who've lived their lives under the Big Top. There have always been great romances created out of star-crossed characters... Read More

Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/03/2011 9:31 PM EST
Following the success of the first Toy Story movie, Toy Story 2 continues the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys.  It's been a few years since we last saw the toys – Molly, Andy's sister, is older now, and the puppy we first noticed at the end of the first movie is older.  Andy is going away to summer cowboy camp, and... Read More

Toy Story Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/03/2011 9:30 PM EST
On November 1, Disney released the original Toy Story on 3D Blu-ray combo pack.  There is something about this release that I haven't noticed about most other 3D releases and that is: This movie looks better in 3D than it does on regular Blu-ray.  While Toy Story 3 was being made, the team at Pixar re-rendered the first and second movies ... Read More

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/02/2011 8:09 PM EST
On November 1, Walt Disney and Pixar released Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, bonus features Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy.  Toy Story 3 is the last chapter in the trilogy that is the story of Woody the Cowboy and Buzz Lightyear the Space Ranger.  In this last chapter we find out that Andy is on his way to college, and his mom wa... Read More

Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
Cars 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/01/2011 4:00 PM EST
Beginning November 1, you can buy the Cars 2 Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy).  Cars 2, which is the highest grossing animated film of 2011 to date, is the continuing story of Lightning McQueen from the original story.   But that is about all it has in common with the first movie.  The first movie had the charm ... Read More